Friendship bread with starter (amish friendship bread recipe) _ chowtown

Recently our friend Debbie introduced us to the world of Friendship bread, although it’s really more of a cake than a bread so don’t be put off making it because it’s just bread, besides it really is quite tasty, trust me.

Although very often referred to as Amish Friendship Bread, it’s hard to find any real historic connection between the common variant and the Amish people. Best banana bread muffins According to Elizabeth Coblentz, a member of the Old Order Amish and the author of the syndicated column and book “The Amish Cook”,true Amish Friendship Bread is “just sourdough bread that is passed around to the sick and needy”.

Friendship bread is a rather unique thing. Banana bread muffins healthy It isn’t simply a recipe you throw together, it requires community in order to be done right. Vegan chocolate chip banana bread In this “instant gratification” world of ours it’s nice to see some things still force us to just relax and wait for the outcome.


Chocolate chip banana bread recipe martha stewart Because of this aspect Friendship bread is often made by church groups and at the holidays as gifts. Banana bread recipe applesauce The concept is quite simple. Paleo banana nut bread A starter dough similar to what would be used to make a sourdough is made from basic ingredients and split so that it may be passed on to ones friends and family. Banana nut bread recipe paula deen The person who receives the starter then “feeds” it with ingredients and tends it for around ten days until they have enough starter themselves to divide and give out while keeping enough to both bake a batch of the bread and continue the starter.

This passing on of the starter both fosters the community forcing us to actually visit with our friends to give them some of the bread and starter and also adds an interesting dimension to the recipe in that if you can imagine the starter moving through several groups of people and those people adding different types of flour and sugar to the mix as they create their own to be divided and passed on and this “chain” not being broken for years. Banana bread beer recipe I would think that the flavor of the bread would only tend to become deeper and more complex through this process and improving over time, not to mention the interesting thought that the starter you use may have components in it that date back decades. Peanut butter banana bread with chocolate chips very cool!

I’ll begin with the starter because I’m guessing that if you’re reading this you don’t have any at the moment(if you ask around I’m sure someone you know has some should you want to continue with an existing one).

First of all you need to know that metal utensils and bowls are not to be used when mixing the starter or the bread dough. Banana bread without buttermilk I’m no chemist, but I’ll just assume it will halt the reaction and kill the starter. Banana bread recipe muffins Ingredients for Starter:

• In a small bowl dissolve the yeast in the water and let stand for 10 minutes.

• In a medium bowl(remember no metal) combine flour and sugar, mixing well.

• Slowly stir in the milk then the dissolved yeast, mixing until smooth. Banana bread recipe vegan Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature. Banana bread muffins with chocolate chips When the mixture begins to bubble you know it’s working.

• Now that you have the beginnings of what you need you can start the cycle. Banana bread muffins uk You are at Day 1.

• Days 2 through 5 stir the mixture with a wooden or plastic spoon a couple times and cover.

• Days 7 through 9 stir the mixture a couple times and cover.

• On day 10 stir in 1 cup each of flour, sugar and milk. Banana bread recipe with cream cheese Now you can divide the starter up.

Using a measuring cup put 1 cup each of the starter into 3 medium Ziploc freezer bags. Banana cake without baking soda One of these bags you keep so that you can make the starter again. Banana bread chocolate chip muffins You can freeze the starter if you want, but you will have to leave the bag out at room temperature for 3 days before beginning the cycle over again. Banana bread with almond flour This allows the starter to become active again.

The two remaining bags are for you to give out to friends and what is left in the bowl is for making your own bread.

When you give out the bags you should include a piece of the bread you’ve made (assuming there is some left) and this INSTRUCTION SHEET telling them how to continue. Banana muffins with chocolate chips The recipe for the bread itself is as follows:

• Pour into two large, greased and sugared (with some cinnamon and sugar mixed) loaf pans or one bundt cake pan.

• bake for 55-65 min. Banana bread with almond meal until a toothpick comes out clean after being inserted.

There are several variations on the final recipe and I’ve included some for you to try if you want to be different. Gluten free banana bread almond meal Banana Nut Friendship Bread

should be almost black) and 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Gluten free banana bread almond flour Chocolate Friendship Bread

Bake for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours. Banana bread recipe walnuts Apple Cinnamon Friendship Bread

To the basic recipe add one box of fudge pudding mix and an additional 1/2 cup milk.

To the basic recipe add 1 box of lemon pudding and an additional 1/2 cup milk.

For extra flavor, add 2 cups shredded coconut. How to make healthy banana bread Cranberry-Orange Friendship Bread

When making the basic recipe, substitute orange juice for milk.

Before baking, stir in 1 tablespoon grated orange zest (colored portion of peel) and 1

cup dried cranberries. Banana bread mini muffins Banana-Chocolate Chip Friendship Bread

Add 1 (5.1 oz) box of instant banana pudding mix and an additional 1/2 cup milk.

Before baking, stir in 1 cup very ripe mashed bananas and 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate

When making the basic recipe, substitute almond extract for vanilla.

Before baking, stir in 1 cup dried cherries. Banana bread brown sugar Caramel Apple Friendship Bread

Add 1 (5.1 oz) box of instant caramel pudding, an additional 1/2 cup milk and 2 cups dried

Reduce cinnamon to 1 teaspoon. Moist banana cake recipe with oil Use brown sugar instead of white sugar.

Before baking, stir in 1 cup canned pumpkin. Banana loaf recipe with oil Strawberry Friendship Bread

To the basic recipe add 1 small box of strawberry jello and an additional 1/2 cup milk.

Add 1 cup thawed strawberries. Banana cake recipe with oil not butter Chocolate Cherry Friendship Bread

Add 1 (5.1 oz) box of instant chocolate pudding, an additional 1/2 cup milk, 3 tsp. Banana cake recipe with oil cocoa and

1 can tart red cherries in water, drained. Easy banana cake recipe with oil Carrot Cake Friendship Bread

Use a a bundt pan instead of a loaf pan. Banana bread recipe with self rising flour Bake until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Can be frosted with cream cheese frosting. Moist chocolate chip banana bread recipe Friendship Chocolate Muffins

• In a large mixing bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder, and chocolate pudding mix.

• Make a well and add the Starter, oil (and applesauce, if using), milk, eggs and vanilla extract; mix well.

• Pour batter into prepared pans. Recipe for chocolate chip banana bread Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of each cupcake.

• Bake for about 25 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test. Banana bread with chocolate chips and walnuts Allow to cool on rack.

You have given me back my life again. Healthy banana nut muffin recipe I was given an AFB starter 30 days ago and have since experienced the same feelings of responsibility that I had when my children were newborn. Banana bread donna hay I was afraid to leave it for any length of time as I needed to feed it and “mush” it regularly. Old fashioned banana bread recipe I woke up often during the night not remembering if I’d missed “Day 6”. 3 ingredient banana bread I wondered how my back door neighbor (who regularly bakes Friendship Bread) could live life so carefree. Healthy gluten free banana bread She was always coming and going, taking trips for several days at a time, seemingly untethered to her starter.

Finally, after a bout of post-AFB depression, I ran across your website and this post. Banana bread recipe eggless My eyes did a double take at one certain line: “You can freeze the starter if you want”. Vegan banana bread muffins What? I can FREEZE THE STARTER? I cannot tell you the relief and elation that this culinary revelation brought to me. Gluten free oatmeal banana bread So I say thankyouthankyouthankyou, RuneRider for bringing me tidings of joy (however unintended) this Christmas season!

(Oh, and I love the optional additions and flavors. Vegan gluten free banana bread These will make a variety of tasty gifts!)

I have recently received a bread starter from a friend which uses instant potato flakes. Gluten free banana bread muffins I’ve been using it for approximately 1 month and LOVE how easy it is and have been searching the internet for new recipes. Healthy banana bread no sugar About 2 weeks about I made the most delicious (moist) carrot cake. Vegan banana bread easy There is not much out on the internet about this starter – AND IT IS SO EASY TO FEED AND PASS ON. Healthy banana bread recipe uk (I’ve made LOTS of bread, cinnamon bread, cinnamon rolls and muffins and love trying new recipes.) Thanks…. Banana loaf recipe easy Just wanted to pass along the info.

I make AFB frequently and freeze it. Easy moist banana cake recipe I made the starter for the first time three days ago and it’s coming along very nicely – surprise! I don’t vary the recipe much as hubby loves it as is but I have started adding cinnamon chips as well as white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips and Reese’s peanut butter chips. Banana cake recipe easy Our favorite is with the cinnamon chips – OMG, where have these little bits of bliss been all my baking life? May I suggest giving them a try.

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